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send troop;? to uttaek the garrisons on their respective frontiers,
it may iior l.- 7<o?sible to ccr,terj,I against them. Owing to our
jfoou i'^'tuue, c^.cl *"! altitude o/) providence towards our
masters (?;, v:. liavu l-oen ruling ii. this land, on account of the
pr*vaili:i uriareliy, us iiiterinediate chiefs for sixty years with
th: i.uines of Yedula Sulin, Kutapana llalaka, audNizam Sahu.
The p^ple <j;'Aghupiira govern the country between the Indus
t^'I tue Judavuri, the Kurnatakas rule over the land between
Kerulu lii.d the Xivna; and the frajapati holds sway over the
territory tzl^ndiug irom Jagaimatham to Bedadakota. (Our
kingdoms tire) like the Tripra'as, as we have taken possession of
impregnable forts which are inaccessible to these three kings ;
therefore, there is no occasion for fear."'
A person called Tatkalikamati (having heard the above)
said: " What you have said is true5 the demons that dwelt in
the Tripuras were mighty beings ; they obtained from Siva a
gift by the virtue of which they could go wherever they liked
without fear of being killed by any one including gods and
demons. The inhabitants of these Three Cities (Tripnras) used
to meet for BJ gkadis once in every dozen years, to discuss
Blatters (of common interest), and disperse on all sides as usual.
When the time caine for the destruction of these mighty lords of
the Three Cities, the Goddess of Earth remonstrated with
Brahma, Vi^nu and MaheSvara, that she could not bear the
burden of ths wicked people of the Tirpnras. Then, Brahma
told her that it was not possible for any one to slay them ;
nevertheless, they could be slain, if she would become a
chariot, the Vedas horses, the Merit a bow, the serpent Sesa
a bow-string, Yig$u the Naray&nastra, and Siva the charioteer.
Then those demons would be destroyed. Similarly, at the time
when the kings of the Tripuras, viz., Bijapnr, Ahmadanagara,
and Golkonda make their appearance, danger is inevitable."
When Tatkalikamati explained the above to the minis-
ters, they said: " It is even so. Nevertheless, we must not
remain idle so long as we exist, for it is necessary to maintain
the attributes of royalty and carry on deliberations."